Waldo Canyon Fire
The bill to create Colorado’s own aerial firefighting fleet is getting bipartisan support and Gov. John Hickenlooper is on board. The funding has been approved and now more details are coming out about what the fleet would look like.
Colorado lawmakers agreed Wednesday to budget $21 million for an aerial firefighting fleet designed to spot and attack wildfires faster, a response to historic back-to-back wildfire seasons.
Usually the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade flies combat missions overseas but when it moved to Fort Carson in 2013 the soldiers knew they could find themselves on missions much closer to home.
DNA evidence led to a man accused of breaking into homes of people evacuated during the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Investigators say they have identified a suspect in more than two dozen fires intentionally set in Teller County in 2012.
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A wildfire insurance task force convened by Gov. John Hickenlooper is scheduled to turn in its recommendations on ways to protect property.
Air Force Academy cadets are helping to clear land in areas damaged by last year’s Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs.
Flash flooding hit parts of the Front Range Thursday in the wake of a storm that brought torrential downpours and hail to some areas.
More than two dozen projects to slow the tide of flooding, mudslides and debris slides from the Waldo Canyon burn area into Manitou Springs have been completed. But there is more work to be done.